Sir Henry Cecil stable records win with Morpheus

Jockey James Doyle and trainer Lady Cecil with winner Morpheus at Nottingham. Picture: PA
Jockey James Doyle and trainer Lady Cecil with winner Morpheus at Nottingham. Picture: PA
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WARREN Place Stables sent out its first winner since the death of legendary trainer Sir Henry Cecil as Morpheus secured a first career victory at Nottingham.

Following a long battle with stomach cancer, Cecil passed away on Tuesday morning, ending a brilliant training career. The BHA granted Cecil’s widow, Lady Cecil, a temporary licence and the first five horses to run under her name were sent out at various venues in Britain and Ireland yesterday. While the first two were out of luck at Newbury, Morpheus was a warm order as the 4-5 favourite for Nottingham’s ABG Law Classic Maiden.

Poignantly a half-brother to Frankel, Morpheus won well in the hands of James Doyle.